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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
901 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Wounded Warrior Pool Sessions

Pool sessions will begin Wed. April 3, 2013, and continue Wednesday nights from 7:30pm - 10:00pm through April 24, 2013. Our group will meet at the UIC's Physical Education Building, 901 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607


Classes are held every week in a four-week rotation.

Classes include all equipment needed. Just come prepared to get wet.

  • Week 1 Introduction to kayaking
  • Week 2 Intermediate skills and techniques
  • Week 3 Eskimo Rolling I
  • Week 4 Eskimo Rolling II

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

In this beginners class you will learn Types and parts of the kayak, Proper fit, paddle stroke techniques, wet exits (how to exit the kayak in the event of a capsize) and assisted T-rescues and cowboy rescue (how to get back in your kayak). This two hour class teaches you all the basics and is good for 1st time paddlers or seasoned paddlers who have never learned the necessary basics. 

Intermediate Skills and Techniques

You will learn Braces (capsize prevention), Draw strokes (maneuvering your boat side to side), theory of the hip snap (balance and body movement), Paddle Float rescue (self-rescue) and Bow rescue (partner assisted rescue).

Eskimo Rolling I 

The Eskimo roll is a fun rescue that allows you to cool off and stay in your boat. Doing a roll is all in the technique. Part I is understanding the theory of the roll and breaking down each step into an individual technique. Learn each step and practice each technique. 

Eskimo Rolling II

Once you understand and practice each technique, we will put them all together and execute the roll. 


You can register for classes on-line at or call 847.251.8445. 

For more information contact Linda 'LT' Tomsevics 

Again this winter season, Adaptive Adventures in partnership with Kayak Chicago will be offering a progressive series of four indoor, pool kayaking sessions for wounded warriors in the Chicago Area. The sessions will focus on skill development including an introduction to kayaking, intermediate skills and techniques, and two sessions on Eskimo rolling. Warriors who attend and complete the class will be eligible for several multi-day adventure kayaking trips next summer.